The yearly rankings of state education standings shows that states that allow in massive numbers of illegal aliens feel the effect directly in their education system. The 2005-2006 findings, a survey by Morgan Quitno Press, looks at hundreds of public school systems in all 50 states.
Out of the bottom five states, 4 of them have massive numbers of illegal aliens.
48. New Mexico
English as a second language, massive class sizes and increased costs of educating illegal aliens surely have had a huge impact on these rankings. For those of you who just love these "people just looking for a job", this just shows the devastating impact they are having on the educational system.
It is not worth destroying a whole generation of citizen's and legal immigrant's educational years simply to have lower cost produce or cheap dishwashers. It's time to crack down on illegal immigration.
And how does Digger know that there are masses of illegal immigrants in those states? Did he check IDs of all those people? Of course not. There are just a lot of spics in those states (right, Digger?) so he just assumes they're illegal.
Posted by: Slim on November 2, 2005 01:08 PM
It seems strange that people are putting up such a big fuss about illegal aliens crossing the border, but no one seems to care about all of the massive amounts of drugs coming over. I don't think opinions would change if they became legal residents they would just think of some other reason they shouldn't be here.
Posted by: hill on January 12, 2007 05:45 PM
I am an intake counselor in the Human Services department for a large county in Nevada. In January, of the applicants I interviewed for receipt of social welfare benefits, 81% of them were undocumented aliens in this country seeking welfare benefits. Of that 81%, approximately 1/2 were trying to defraud the system by applying using their anchor children's social security number as their own.
SOMETHING needs to be done. We cannot afford this any longer!
Posted by: DHS Worker on February 26, 2008 09:27 PM
It also turns out that California, Arizona and New Mexico are all in the top 10 for the highest ratio of students per teacher in K-12.
Mississippi, Arizona and Nevada are in the lowest 10 in terms of funding per student in K-12.
I've no idea what is going on in New Mexico.
Texas, which is in the middle of the pack, in terms of funding and student ratio is notoriously absent from the blogger's list, despite their high illegal immigrant rate.
Posted by: Joe Skeptical on August 4, 2008 06:17 PM
Someone please send these statistics to Tom Horne of Arizona. He put out during a womans republican meeting that Arizona was in the top ten states for education this year. Maybe one school in the nation upset the statistical table but I am not even sure if if that was another misspeak or not.
Posted by: Brenda Conley on August 15, 2008 11:31 AM
I love it when ignorant people speak. You honkies are amazing!!! I am a teacher in California and can testify that the students who most struggle are the AMERICAN born students. The immigrant students ALWAYS have stronger skills and are more critical thinkers. The ones who do badly are those who are exposed to our crappy education system all their lives. Check your stats and you will see almost every country does a better job at educating their youth--hence Venezuela being classified a completely literate nation along with Cuba and Boliva. Also the majority of students are BORN here, only 20 or 30 kids in a school of 2000 are illegal, and im no mathematician but 30 people can not have that great an impact on the numbers.
Posted by: Joan on January 14, 2009 04:46 PM
Joan, get a clue. Maybe your California school only has 20-30 illegal students. My school (almost 3000 students) is 80 percent immigrant, I find it hard to believe that only 20-30 of those would be illegal. I find that those kids do struggle more than their "American born" counterparts. You seem to forget there is a huge language barrier for those students.
Posted by: dramateacherlady on February 24, 2009 05:03 PM
dramateacherlady, you are making a huge mistake by thinking that most immigrant students are living in the U.S. illegally. This is totally FALSE. Just because someone comes to the U.S. from a different country does not mean they are doing it illegally. I must agree with Joan's statement. Most of the student I see struggling in my school (and neighboring schools) are American born children. Students who come from foreign countries generally receieve a much better education in their home country, but come to the U.S. because opportunities are more widely available. Check the statistics...and please re-think your position.
Posted by: MiamiTeacher on April 1, 2009 07:23 PM
mybe joan teached physical education. in that case i would argue that immigrants are in much better shape than our kids.
Posted by: dallas on April 3, 2009 08:01 PM
teached? mybe? huh? First off you should learn English. You also prove my point that natives are the ones who really struggle. Secondly I have a credential in English, History, Math and Special Education, thus I teach them all. But you are correct they are in better shape!
Posted by: Joan on May 11, 2009 05:30 PM
This is what is meant by using ones common sense. The resourses of the tax paying public in America is not unlimited. We as Americans need to have politicians who live in the real world not some ivy tower where the real world is kept at arms length.
Whether it is education, health care, or welfare, we must for the sake of our survival become selfish, use our resourses for American citizens only.
What is this? Illeagal immegrants (mexican?)are causing the educational system to decline? really? The top graduates at my high school were all of Latin descent. And not until maybe 20 yrs ago it was predominantly white. the honor role...latino.Most peopple in sports...latino and our school was strict on keeping up your GPA to play. Immegrants arent the problem is the government they spend their money on stuff that isnt important and keep deducting the money givin to schools. that causes the educational system to go down because schools dont get provided with the amount of money to keep up to date. Thats fn stupid to say its illeagal immigrants. If it werent for immigrants non of us would be here. think about it if your so smart
Posted by: D.Ortega on November 10, 2009 07:17 PM
okay I am first going to say that I am a native woman and technecally, you ALL are immigrants on my land. lol on a lighter note, the bottom line is this THEY ARE ILLEGAL and by turning our heads and letting them suck our economy dry whether we need their work or not they are breaking the law.If they want to be in our fabulous country so much GO THRU THE SYSTEM and make it legal! :] we'll welcome you with open arms LEGALLY how hard is that? pay your taxes like all american citezens do too. like Teddy Roosevelt once said ladies and gentlemen and i quote," In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."-President Roosevelt 1907. thank you. I am neither nor or for immigration just do it legally or I have no pity for the consequences these people endure the law is made for a reason and shouldn't be descriminate against because you are a hard working person trying to make a living for your family.
Posted by: NativeAmermomma on December 2, 2009 05:08 AM
p.s. guess what? people who say that the top graduates were latin descent in ur school or what have you. this is probably happening becaue they're coming in by the MILLIONS illigal aliens are now overpassed the legal immigrants who are being honest americans.When your state has to up taxes because we are taking care of these people in welfare dont come crying to your governemnt you are enablers of breaking the law. and guess what illegal aliens? you dont want to assimalate to american culture,learn to speak english, and rip off our system then GO BACK ACROSS THE FUCKIN BORDER only american's who love america should recieve our help but unfortunately our government is so kind to these people and believes in giving you a chance that you take total advantage of our kindness
Posted by: nativeamermomma on December 2, 2009 05:15 AM
P.P.S. i feel it is ignorant and unnecessary for mexicans to have so many children when you're already on american welfare. Our tax dollars should not have to financially raise all of your under-educated, non english speaking children. that is irresponsible parenting. you're not in mexico where you not a butt load of kids to tend to your farm plz assimilate in america. i understand catholic church is against birth control but learn self control or get your tubes tied really. im sure MEDICAID pays for this
Posted by: nativesmermomma on December 2, 2009 05:19 AM
For all of you who say the illegals are the smarter ones...I have always been a volunteer in my child's class room. When she started Kindergarten, she was already reading! However, most of the hispanic children could not only not read but they did not even begin to know their ABC's even after 6 months of Kindergarten. Our school is a Title One school in an area of many prominent high ranking public elementary schools. The other schools (which are not Title 1) consistanty rank higher than our school. Also, as the years have gone by the hispanic population percentage at our school continues to gain ground while our test scores mysteriously continue to decline as does our school's ranking. This is not rocket science people...this is proof positive of the disasterous affect illegal and/or non-english speaking immigrants are having upon our education system here in a state of huge illegal immigration problems...California.
Posted by: Chris on May 7, 2010 11:50 AM
I can't believe some of you people. "Honkys", really? And your a teacher? Sounds to me like your a hypocrite. I'm probably every race under the sun. And let me guess Mr Ortega. Your school is predominately Mexican correct. Gee, no wonder they are at the top of the class. Thats all you got. I'm sorry that we have rules here. I grew up with Mexicans. I am considered family with them. But they don't go around and expect free hand outs. Because they are American citizens. As a matter of fact, they frown at illegal immigration. They worked hard to get there family in this country. And a bunch of Pisas are going to come here and start crying about having to follow some rules. How do you think there country got the way it is. They don't even know when there real independence day is. America is all different races creeds and religious backgrounds. It doesn't mean that you get special treatment because you a foreigner. Believe me, I've checked alot of I.D.s. I was a bartender for ten years. Yes there are to many illegals in this country. Yah, I was a bartender in Southern California. The place is overloaded with them. So piss and moan all you want. Just because you want all of your friends to get in for free and get all the benefits doesn't mean they do. I've been to the welfare office before and it's kinda funny that most of the people working in there are Mexican. It's also the same at the D.M.V. I can't get any kind of federal help. Because I'm supposedly white. Just because your kids are born here doesn't make you a citizen either. I don't care if you come here and join our country. The key word here is "JOIN". Just sign the guest book when you come in...